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Witnesses helped in arrest of purse thief, police say

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

Harrisburg police said witnesses helped them arrest a man who stole a woman's purse.

Terreance Williams, 20, of Lower Paxton Township, grabbed the purse of a 61-year-old Carlisle woman walking in the area of Green and Boas streets Tuesday morning, police said.

He fled after the robbery, but Williams was followed by the witnesses and located by responding officers in the 500 block of Verbeke Street, police said.

He tried to run from the officers, but police said he was taken into custody a short distance away.

Williams was charged with robbery and flight to avoid apprehension.

 

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